About Us

Authors Ronald Linson and Deidre J Owen have been working together since 2018 and have enjoyed collaborating on a number of projects. With future collaborations in the works and big plans for some large-scale projects, they partnered together in April of 2019 to create Mannison Press, LLC. Current publications include three short story collections and a number of “Mannison Minibooks,” and they have a growing list of project ideas stretching into the months and even years to come.

As a new independent publisher, Mannison Press is small but growing quickly. Distribution of our publications is currently managed through Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) for both print-on-demand paperbacks and Kindle e-books, and the Smashwords network for other digital formats. Further platforms offering expanded distribution are currently being considered. Our marketing division is still in development but includes our website, social media accounts, and word-of-mouth.

Ronald Linson


Operating under the pen name Ronald Linson, Morgan Schafer was born and raised in western Connecticut. He now lives in New York City working as a freelance editor. Morgan writes primarily science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but has been known to dabble in other genres as well. Current projects include a young adult fantasy and a children’s series.

In November 2017, he won first place in the On the Premises Mini-Short Story Contest #35. Many of his short stories and poems can be found for free online. Learn more about Ron Linson on his author website here.

Deidre J Owen


Deidre J Owen was born in Lexington, Kentucky, but aside from a stint in the Canadian Maritimes as a young adult, she has spent a majority of her time in the Tampa Bay area in Florida.

A versatile writer, Deidre has taken delight in exploring many different genres including contemporary fiction, speculative fiction, children’s books, Christian themes, horror, and humor. She enjoys the occasional collaboration with other writers, illustrates her own work, and provides all the cover designs at Mannison Press. Learn more about Deidre J Owen on her author website here.